The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published In The Cnuntv n tt.j r n m.. . - .
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(An A.B.C. Paper)
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NO. 37 16 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1945
52.00 in Advance in Haywood and Jackson Counties ' 1 ' ' '
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Standard PRINTING CO
220 S First St
. S. Slack
, Will Treble Sell-
Space On Three
rs In Ultra-Mod-lain
the most extensive re-
brogram started tnis year
store, is now underway
Clothing Company, on
tack, owner of the firm,
store would be trebled
three floors would be
addition to an elaborate
fires, which will serve as
Irs for the firm's three
,'ork is being pushed as
Mssible. but no date has
(or the completion, but
to have it ready within
cment will be opened.
resent first floor fixtures
ed downstairs. Modern
maple are being com
for the first floor, and
length of the building
ized as sales space. Spec
r decorators have work-
e details for the store,
schemes and ultra-mod
lit of the building is also
lin a "face-lifting" Dro-
will boast solid glass
In the change is made.
Ire building will be heat
fem from a new svstem
Inges in the store will
lit three times the Dres
fill be carried, Mr. Slack
If t f
If- ! T's v - ffv S
II be the main store of
serve as headnnsr
other stores now odp.
'anton and Brevard by
while no definite an
" was made, tcntativp
!'o open other stores in
has been in Waynesville
and Mrs. Myrtle Jones
ad It. E. Fore is
'"wr of all stores.
the inabilitv nt tu
If o print them, were
fwiuay by o. C Pl
and fish wardeni wh0'
l"t y were mil
nation hnnii j
; sells for U in- ,1,1.
Fenses for s.i in- ...
r.""'g licenses $15.75.
;are stores; Haief-
Apns; Lake Juna
11 ard Filling ct.
Pthe blank. ...
i5s usual. "
iu mat ,,- .
Eih hj , "hci ana
I hd held up deliv.
E. S. SLACK is enlarging and
modernizing The Union, which he
owns. This will be headquarters
for his chain of stores, and the
floor space of the firm is being
Leaders and Consum
ers Hear OPA Official
Discuss Price Control.
Merchants and consumers wrrr
warned Tuesday night by D. C.
Goff, district executive of the OPA
of Charlotte, that inflation woulH
be ruinious to this nation, as he
stressed the continued need for
strict price control.
"We have fought our hard bat
tles on the sea. in the air and on
battlefronts, and won. Right now
we are up against our hardest bat
tle here at home that of fiehtine
to keep down inflation." the district
This was his third public appear
ance here in two weeks, and he
was presented by Rev. L. G. El
liott, chairman of the information
panel of the local board. Mr. Goff
recently addressed the Rotary and
"There were only 30 billions in
savings after the first world war
to be spent on scarce items, whilp
today there are 160 billions just
waiting to be spent on many of
those items that are now scarce
and hard to get."
Practically every business firm
in the area had a representative
at the meeting, and many others
Edwin Allison, district official,
was also present.
Will Hold One-Day
Session Here Next
Between 30 and 35 are expected
to attend the regional conference
of the N. C. Association of Com
mercial Organizations Secretaries
here Monday morning, with the
Chamber of Commprrp nffipini
J. C. Baskerville. of Lenoir, pres
ident, will preside, and at the open
ing session at 10:30 Charles E.
Ray will extend the address of wel
come. Don Ellias, of Asheville, will be
the principal speaker at the after
noon session, and J. W. Butler, of
t.oldsboro, secretary of the state
organization, will also speak.
Miss S. A. Jones, secretary of
the local organization, said nirpp-
tors of the Chamber of Commerce
were expected to atte.id the ses
sions which will adjourn in the
afternoon of the one-day session.
Highway Being Built
Through State Test
Farm From East Street
Speed Limit Of
35 Miles An Hour
There seems to be some
misunderstanding locally re
garding the speed limit, which
a number of local citizens have ,
gotten the impression that the
30-mile war-time limit has
been ordered lifted by Gover
While the subject has been
discussed currently, a check up
with the Waynesville city po
lice department revealed that
the department had received
no notice of such a change and
had it been ordered by the
Governor, the personnel felt
sure that they would have
been notified at once.
So there is, as yet, no alibi
for traveling over 35 miles an
111,1., tllHf.fi IMkJ
Private Theodore T. Muse. Jr..
spent the week-end with his par
ents at their home in the Ratcliff
Cove. He is stationed at Camp
Uere Sept. 26th
Khoni u.at action -at
fourth 7 Member
l. n annual
lrtin, w'n annonced
a, neer ad the
! 1 at one n'i..i.
, way Abeli
Animals will also be on sale
from Morlunda Farms, Lewisburg,
Va., Oak Ridge Farms, Kingsville,
Md., Hayfield Farms, Cockeysville,
Mi, and Tyler F. Snodgrass Farms,
Other officers of the Haywood
association. hpsiHps Mr Hallnwav.
includes Robert Evans, vice presi
dent, C. T. Francis, secretary and
treasurer, with the hoard of direc
tors composed of Way Abel, C. N.
Allen, Roy Haynes, Marvin Pless,
and David Underwood.
Elaborate catalogues have horn
printed and can be had bv writ
ing Mr. Francis, and the county
Civil Term Of
Court To Convene
Here Sept. 24th
The September te rm of Siinprinr
court, civil term, will convene here
on Monday, September 24th, with
Judge J. A. Rousseau, of North
Members of the jury drawn for
the first week include: Harley Mc
Elroy, Jonathan Creek; James M.
Best, Crabtrec; Hugh Sloan, Way
nesville; Jennings McCrary, Crab
tree; J. D. Mackay, Beaverdam;
Jack Cabe, Beaverdam; Jarvis
Morrow, Waynesville; Thomas L.
Michal, East Fork; J. E. Barr, Way
nesville. Lucius Stamey, Beaverdam; Ray
Holder, Clyde; A. L. Hunter, White
Oak; V. R. Davis, Iron Duff; S. J.
Moody, Ivy Hill; James Teague,
Jonathan; Wiley Medford, Pigeon;
Conley Mehaffey, Ivy Hill; Nathan
Reece, Cecil; John T. Ford, Beav
erdam; Fleetwood Smathers, Beav
erdam; J. H. Fincher. Fines Creek:
G. C. Ferguson, Fines Creek; Joe
Turner, Waynesville, and Claude
D. Medford, Waynesville.
Drawn for jury duty the second
week are: Frank Martin, Waynes
ville; Marvin Allison, Ivy Hill; E.
Eugene Holtzclaw, Beaverdam;
(Continued on page 8) . J
PFC. JAMES RUSSELL AR
RINGTON, sci of Mrs. Lucy Ar
rington an dthe late Samuel B.
rington and the late Samuel B.
prisoner by the Japs since the fall
of Corregidor, who was liberated
on Sept. 7, according to a message
from the war department.
Liberated, Sept. 7
Private Fust Class James R
Arrington. son of Mrs. Lucv Ar-
rington and the late Samuel H.
Arrington, of Waynesville, who
has been a prisoner of war held
by the Japs since the fall of Cor
regidor, was liberated on Septem
ber 7. according to a message re
ceived by his mother from the
War Department Wednesday.
Pie. Arrington entered the ser
vice in 1940 at the age of 15 as
a volunteer. Me was inducted at
Fort McDowell, Calif , and after
being trained there whs sent to
Fort Mills.-Corregidor. where he
served until he was taken a pris
oner. Pie. Arrington has four brothers
in the service: Chief Petty Officer
R. L. Arrington, who is home from
the Pacific on a 30-day leave; Per
ry Arrington, seaman first class.
also home on a leave from a tour
of duty in the Pacific theatre;
Chief Petty Officer W. J. Arrine-
ton. instructor at Bainbridee. Mrf
and T. D. Arrington. gunner's mate.
tirst class, U. S. Navy, now in the
Will Put Farm Mile
By Construction Of
Work is progressing on schedule
on the three quarters of a mile
of highway, leading off East street
through the State Test Farm to
connect with the Racoon Creek
road. The new hishwnv honinc
at the home of G rover Clark, and
runs through the heart of the
The entire road is being built
on property owned by the state,
in the purchase of the farm. The
farm management made their
plans with the construction of the
highway in mind, and the road
will run between the poultry plant
and the dairy barn.
Some heavy pieces of machinery
have been put on the project, and
much dirt has been moved in
building the 20-foot road.
A huge pile of crushed stone
was stored on the farm I list Knt-lna
to be used on the highway. Plans
are to have the road completed
The construction of the road
puts the farm about a mile nearer
New Storm Sewer
Is Being Built
The street department is in
stalling a new and larger storm
sewer on Main street at the cor
ner of Garrett Furniture Store.
The recent hard rains this sum
mer proved the sewer inadequate
to take care of the surface water.
The crew will take several more
days to complete the job.
Milk Grades Are
The district health department
has announced grades on the fol
lowing milk producers of Haywood
and Jackson counties after inspec
tions by R. W. Livingston, senior
sanitarian for the department:
Raw milk to plant, in Haywood
county: R. L. Rurgin A; ' Lush
Hramlett, A; M. H. Caldwell. A:
Taylor Ferguson. A: Paul llvatt
A; Charles Fish, A; Glenn James
A; W. I). Ketner. A; Wilson Kirk
Patrick, A; Frank Leopard. A; J
I'. Mann. A; W. Crews Moody. A;
.". .1. Moodv, A.
Mountain Experiment Station, A;
A. ,1. McCrackcn, A; G. C. Palmer
A; M. B. Reeves, A; Joe Russell.
A; Mrs. J. II. Sellers, A; W. J.
Chambers, A; Mrs. W. F. Swift.
A; Arnold Terrell. A, Creed Welch!
A; and Van Wells. A.
Retail pasteurized milk, Pet
Dairy Products Company, A.
Retail raw milk, C. B. Ferguson,
A; and Silvers Dairv. A.
In Jackson county raw milk to
plant: Burton Bumgarner, A; I.
E. Holcombe, A; Paul Kitchens,
A; T. M. Swayngim, A; Homer
Turpin, A; and Western Carolina
Plant No. Two Beine
fixed Now; Other
Plant To Come In For
About 6.000 square feet of floor
space are being added to Plant No.
2 of the Unagusta Manufacturing
Corporation at Hazel wood, in addi
tion to considerable new equip
ment, it was learned yesterday
from R. L. Prevost. urpsirient nt
This phase of an extensive post
war improvement program will be
completed within two or three
weeks, Mr. Prevost said.
In the near future, extensive im-
p.v.vmii-iu.i arr lo no made on
Plant No. one. These will inrlnHp
some improvements on the build
ing, such as floors, and the roof,
and resetting some of the machin
es, and a "general stream-lining"
of production lines, Mr. Prevost
"The ultimate plans are to cre
ate more jobs. Just when we can
complete our entire planned pro
gram depends on several factors,"
the president of the firm continued.
"However, we want to be ready
by the time the men get out of
The firm Is now manufacturing
ocaioom jurnlturc exclusively, and
in the future will resume matinu
dining room furniture as before
W. M. COBB has purchased and
assumed management of the Fire
stone Home and Auto Supply Store
here. Mr. Cobb houuht nut the
firm from J. C. Galuslia.
W. M. Cobb Buys
And Auto Supply
J. C. Galuslia Sells
Year-Old Firm; New
Owner To Enlarge
Tom L. Campbell, Jr.
Joins Wellco Firm
Tom L. Campbell. Jr. k
charge of the receiving uarrhnncp
at Plant Number 3 of the Wellco
Shoe Corporation, according to an
announcement this week by of
ficials of the corporation.
Drop To 6, Lowest
Since Draft Began
Only six reclassifications
were made by the local draft
board under the selective ser
vice system for the Waynes
ville area of the county this
week,' with only one man
placed in class 1-A James
i larea in class 4-A were:
Roy A. Oxner, Carl V. Hill,
uavid N. Cabe, Frank M. Fer
guson, and William G. Iloxit.
VV. M. Bill" Cohb h.i.s purchas
ed and assumed full charge of the
Firestone Home and Auto Supply
Store here. The purchase was
made from .1. c. Galuslia, who
opened the new store one year
ago last week.
Mr. Cobb said the policy of the
store would remain the same,
with the exception of carrying a
larger stock of mereliandi.se as it
becomes available. He ;ind Mr.
Galusha spent the first of this
week on the market buying new
merchandise for the firm.
Mr. Galusha will remain with
the store until October first. He
had no statement lo make as to
his plans following his termina
tion with Mr. Cobb.
Mr. and Mrs. Cohb and twn
children are from Tampa, where
Mr. Cobb was manager of Wit-
bank's dairy for the past five years.
wnile a native of Alabama, he
came to this area to attend school.
and as he expressed himself, "have
always longed to return to this
Mr. Cobb said no definiln ,inn
had been given when the firm
would get electrical appliances.
we have our orders dI.icpH
Will Be Sold
On Sept. 19
All Calves Will Be
Graded By Federal
Man; Animals To
Weigh From 350 to
Indications yesterday were that
a record-breaking number of buy
ers would be here for the fourth
annual feeder calf sale, which will
be held at the Clyde stockyards on
Wednesday, Sept. 19th, at two
Word was received from East ftrn
Carolina and South Carolina that
many buyers would be op hand for
Howard Clapp, county agent, pre
dicted yesterday that at least 350
to 400 calves, weighing from 350
to 600 pounds would be put up for
sale. Mr. Murphy, of the agri
cultural department in Washing
ton, will be here to grade the calv
es, and will be assisted by L. I
Case and H. M. Stamey, of the
state extension department.
The three previous feeder sales
have been most satisfactory, and
interest in the one this year is
even more intense than h
other sales. Last vear h cai,
averaged better than fourteen
Mr. Clapp is asking that all
owners of calves bring them to the
sale as early as possible, In order
that the grading can be completed
before the auction starts at two
o'clock. Medford Leatherwood will
be the auctioneer.
Large number of Haywood com
mercial breeders h
they were bringing in all their
ift-uer caives tor the sale.
Local People Continue To
Park Overtime And Pay
Out Fines In Police Court
As of Today:
Killed In Action - 108
Missing In Action 25
Offenders against the parking
laws of the town reached the hieh
total of 69. during the month of
August. This has Chief O. R.
Roberts puzzled, for the chief
can't understand why people who
hate to part with their money,
will still persist in violating the
law and paying traffic fines.
In the group of 69. who either
parked improperly or parked over
time, tnere were two second of
fenders who had their cases
brought before the mayor's court
and had to pay $10 instead of the
$1 for a first offense.
"They want to save a dollar,
but they still keep parking over
time which is against the law,"
said Chief Roberts yesterday.
Some of the excuses given by
the offenders, according to Chief
"I didn't know the time."
"I was under the drver in tho
"Why I simDlv didn't realirp T
had been shopping an hour."
"I simply forot about the law."
"I certainly do hate to pay that
dollar, but I bet I never have to
pay another one for this reason."
Lions Plan For
Program On Sight
The local Lions in their wppUIv
meeting tonight at 7:30 will dis
cuss their main activity, that of
sight conservation. Lee Davis is
chairman of this committee and
will have charge of the Droeram
Last year a number of school
children of the Waynesville Town
ship schools were given special
clinical attention, and glasses were
Hiuseuueu ana mica lor tnose ch -
dren who could not otherwise af- lrlJUries KeCCntly
Tnrn Ihpm A nni-nvi m ntnhr A tr I
in club funds was soent nn ihiJ . . ' M'Alhancy is able to be
worthy project. The committee is tl. "S "' ot busil's.s again
ri;n i j j . anei sustaining serious n nri
wnen a liorse hp aK,.t
and will get a full line."
Merchant Out After
Farm And Home
Agents Meet Here
Agents Of W. N. C.
Meeting Here Yester
day; Many Present.
Farm and Home nn
agents from all counties west of
ancey met In the courthouse
here yesterday for an all-day meet
ing for instruction in how to aid
the farm families in their area in
rural home planning and construc
tion during the post war period.
The meeting was sponsored by the
North Carolina State Extension
Demonstrations were given in
the various phases of the program
by Miss Pauline Gordon, State
home management and house fur
nishings specialist of the State Ex
tension Service, and D. S. Weaver,
agricultural eneinppr nf s.ta fi'
o kyiutt. V. U 1 -
Others on the
-'e 1 1 iv i u ut u
R. W. Shoffner. distrirf farm
of the western district
Specialists and home and farm
agents from the Georgia State Ex
tension Service were special guests
at the meeting.
working on plans and methods to
continue this work again this year
ror me nrst lime, perhaps in
the history of the club, a one hun
dred percent attendance was
reached last week. This was the
occasion of Lions International
(Continued on page eight)
mount, reared backw ards anH fpll
Mr. McAlhuncy underwent fun
operations because of the injuries.
Mrs. F. H. Baker
Mrs. F. H. Baker, who suffered
a broken leg four Wpplrc nan i
reported to be improving and the
cast was removed on Monday of
Flashlights. McKay's, Hazelwood
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Davenport and
young daughter, Jane Davenport,
have gone to Rnwiino r. it.. '
- vn-wi, iVJ .,
where they will visit relatives for
Will Meet Tonight
The Hazelwood Roosters flnh
will meet tonight at seven o'clock
at the Presbyterian church. Dewey
Hyatt is president and John Tav
lor is secretary.
HOME AFTER OPERATION
E. H. Parris is recuDeratine at
nis nome on Bovd Avenue follow
ing an operation recently for aD
Wellco Shoe Comnanv
To Enter War Disci
In N. C. State Museum
OIL OFFICIAL HERE
D. W. Johnson, district sales
agent for the Gulf Oil Company,
with headquarters in Henderson
ville, spent several days in this
area this week.
Saccharine. McKay's, Hazelwood
A display of war products of
the Wellco Shoe Corporation is
being prepared for thp nnrnnsp f
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senaing to Raleigh where it will
be placed in the North Carolina
aiaie Museum as a permanent ex
hibit. It will represent what the
company manufactured during this
period ,and will also be designed
as a Haywood county product.
The Wellco Shoe Corporation
made an outsta ndint' i-pprfri
their manufacture of war products.
In their output of three million
units for the armprt fnrnoc tv,o
t I UH.-U II
quality of their products was of j war products.
such a high standard that there
was never a rejection of any ar
ticle during the entire war produc
The units manufactured for the
goverment consisted of Army leg
gings, Navy leggings, and hospital
slippers. The manufacture nf hnc
pital slippers is still being car
ried on for the government.
The War Department is ranrlnni-
ing a sale this week-end af ih.
Wellco plant for diSDosal of tho
surplus material? which were for
merly used in the manufacture of
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